June 25, 2015
It’s a warm evening at Bellevue High School’s stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes.
They’re not members of Bellevue High’s nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They’re young men who, for various reasons, aren’t playing college football but are looking to attract attention from coaches at that level.
April 21, 2015
Issaquah student joins Marquette’s MARDI GRAS program in New York
Anna Fairhart, of Issaquah, a junior studying nursing at Marquette University, traveled to New York City over spring break with the Marquette MARDI GRAS program.
MARDI GRAS, which stands for Making A Real Difference in the Gulf Region and Areas Surrounding, is a student-run organization created in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region.
January 14, 2015
NEW — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 2015
Skywatchers should enjoy a good view of the Comet Lovejoy, or C/2014 Q2, which should be visible to the unaided eye under good conditions for the next few nights.
“Should we get a clear sky, Comet Lovejoy should appear to the right side of the constellations Orion and Taurus, now visible in the southern sky,” Bruce Palmquist, Central Washington University professor of physics and science education, said in a news release.
To see the comet, viewers should face due south, and look to the three stars that make up Orion’s belt.
July 8, 2014
Brielle Bray, a pitcher for the Bellevue College softball team was selected by opposing coaches as the North Region Pitcher of the Year for 2014.
She also won the award in 2013.
June 17, 2014
The Skyline High School boys basketball program has reached the state tournament twice in its 17 seasons of existence, something Bill McIntyre will be looking to change as he takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 season.
McIntyre was hired this spring after former coach Maui Borden’s contract wasn’t renewed. Borden had a 13-24 overall record in two seasons, including 8-22 in conference games.
McIntyre has strong ties to the Skyline community, having coached at the youth level for the Skyline Select program from 1998-2011. For the past two seasons, he served as an assistant under head coach Omar Parker at Liberty High School.
April 1, 2014
Washington State University announces fall graduates
Congratulations are in order for Washington State University’s recent graduates from the 2013 fall semester.
Issaquah: William Chan, Bachelor of Science in general biological sciences; Brittany Davis, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Dallas Dyer III, Bachelor of Science in economic sciences; Griffin Fujioka, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Michelle Ireland, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Elaina Shawver, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Nathan Ivie, Bachelor of Arts in social sciences; Carly Mackinnon, Bachelor of Arts in sport management; Mikayla Neves, Bachelor of Arts in communication; and Austin O’Neil, Bachelor of Arts in communication
December 31, 2013
Skyline High School football coach Mat Taylor has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Central Washington University head coaching position.
Taylor, who announced his decision Dec. 22, told The Seattle Times he first realized he wasn’t ready to leave his teaching and coaching job at Skyline while driving home from the end of his three-day interview at CWU.
August 21, 2012
Towing a horse trailer packed with supplies, Kim Arellano steered her Ford F-350 across the Cascades and close to the Taylor Bridge Fire.
The wildfire raging near Cle Elum and Ellensburg caused hundreds of firefighters to descend on neighboring Kittitas County. The disaster also led Arellano and countless volunteers throughout Washington and the Pacific Northwest to mobilize and support the relief effort.
Arellano is modest about hauling supplies from Issaquah and the Snoqualmie Valley to the fire-stricken area.
“My part was so small, but it was so rewarding,” she said. “I hope that others had an opportunity to have similar experiences. I’m glad my kids were there to witness what it feels like to help out other people.”
June 26, 2012
Lawrence J. and Suzanne D. McGowan, of Stevensville, Mont., announce the engagement of their daughter Natalie Suzanne McGowan to Liam David Shaw — son of William G. A. Shaw and Mary Beth Haggerty-Shaw, of Issaquah.
They will be piped and fiddled into matrimony at a Sept. 15 wedding by Scottish bagpiper Andrew Taylor and Irish violinist Brendon Haggerty. The celebration will take place at the engaged couple’s residence in Horse Canyon outside of Cle Elum.
Officiants will be Natalie McGowan’s uncle Jeffrey Harrison and Liam Shaw’s father William.
McGowan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Montana State University and is an equine nutrition consultant with CHS Nutrition. Shaw graduated from Central Washington University with a geography degree and is a territory manager at New Zealand-based Gallagher Animal Management Solutions Inc.
The Shaws plan to live in Cle Elum with their growing menagerie of cattle, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.
The couple would like to thank their parents for their love and support and for their respective 29 and 30 years of marriage — great examples to set for a long and happy union.
June 26, 2012
Katherine D. Wood, of Issaquah, and Daniel E. Di Re, of Kirkland, recently announced their engagement to be married July 26, 2013, at Tibbetts Creek Manor, in Issaquah.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Susan Wood, of Issaquah. She is a 2006 graduate of Issaquah High School. In 2010, Katherine earned a degree in psychology from Central Washington University. She is a case manager at the YWCA of Seattle.
The future groom is the son of Guy and Gail Di Re, of Kirkland. He is a 2005 graduate of Juanita High School. In 2009, Daniel earned a degree in accounting from Central Washington University. He works as an assistant supervisor at Chieftan Construction.